[MEDISS] Find out what is going on with soil study and analysis: the Board of Experts meeting at a glance
As part of series periodical meetings, MEDISS Board of Experts met on January 13th, 2021 to discuss the state of play of the MEDISS Work Package 3 - Data Analysis and Monitoring.
Managing water resources requires proper information in many different fields, related to the use and supply of water, soil characteristics, socio-economic issues, education level, legal and regulatory framework and so on. MEDISS, accordingly, dedicates a specific work package on water information, that embraces the whole project.
WP3 - Data Analysis and Monitoring embraces the whole project and is aimed at i) collecting relevant and consistent baseline data in the 4 MEDISS areas; ii) analyzing and organizing data in a comprehensive database; iv) provide target values and tools for monitoring; iv) evaluate MEDISS impact on water, soils and crops during and after pilot tests; v) identify up-scaling opportunities and elaborate solid proposal for future funding.
In these months, current data on water supply, water quality, soil composition and crops are collected in each area, analyzed and organized. Also a socio-economical analysis is carried out in each area to provide baseline data on water-related issues. The baselines surveys provide technical directions for pilot initiatives set-up and represent reference values to monitor and evaluate their impact.
This meeting in particular discussed the state of play of the soil analysis, soil mapping, data related to target group need assessment in the four project areas: Palestine, Italy, Tunisia and Jordan, in addition to the state of play of the upload data on the QGIS.
To see an example of our work in this area follow this link: “State of the art of soil study and analysis in both Wadi Araba (Jordan) and the Jordan Valley (Jericho)”
Introduction of President of BoE
Eng. Monther Hind - Palestinian Wastewater Engineers Group (PWEG)
State of Play of the output (3.2) MEDISS Data base: Data Collection on Soil and water in the four areas
Facilitator: Ente Acque della Sardegna (Enas) and PWEG
Data uploads on the GIS
State of the art of soil study and analysis - The activity of the Italian company working on the soil analysis, soil mapping and agriculture in both Wadi Araba and the Jordan Valley.
Stakeholder and beneficiaries interviews and questionnaires, as MEDISS Data base shall provide reference value for comparison and data for WP5, integrating target group need assessment
Facilitator: CRENoS-University of Cagliari and PWEG
State of play of the output (3.3) Up-scaling proposal: the activity of monitoring funding opportunities as during year 2 and year 3 of the project funding opportunities shall be followed up by partners writing teams, and 1 proposal per partner country shall be operated.
Others and conclusions by Lead Partner